Sold for £3,150
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: VBN 868K
Chassis No: 35503336A
There was always scope for the production of a sibling that combined the no-nonsense Land Rover's off-road prowess with a greater degree of on-road chic and comfort. Though various plans were mooted in the 1950s, it was the emergence of the American SUV a decade later that finally convinced Rover to create such a model. Spen King famously oversaw the '100 inch Station Wagon' project that was finally revealed as the Range Rover in 1970. Far from competing with the likes of the Ford Bronco that had inspired its creation, the David Bache-penned newcomer created a whole new genre of go-anywhere vehicles. The Range Rover was based around a box section chassis and steel 'safety frame' onto which the lightweight outer panels were bolted. Power came from the ubiquitous Rover V8 - initially in 3.5-litre guise. This was connected to a permanent four-wheel drive system for optimum traction - a transfer box offered a full set of high and low gear ratios. Suspension was by long travel coil springs all round and braking was by discs front and rear.
Manufactured in 1972, chassis ‘35503336A’ was supplied new to the United Kingdom, being first registered on the 1st of April that year, being one of just 2,560 Two-Door models built for the home market during the 1972 model year and a desirable ‘Suffix A’ example. Finished in Lincoln Green paintwork, the Range Rover is offered as a running and driving restoration project, with the bodywork most notably requiring attention. Fitted with a diesel 200TDI engine and gearbox from a Discovery at some stage of its life, and the interior upholstery is also non-standard. Showing some 84,000 miles on the odometer, the Range Rover was provided with a full service in June 2022 and has been in use with the vendor in his ownership. A worthy restoration project with two-door Range Rovers now so desirable, especially Suffix A examples, ‘VBN 868K’ is temptingly offered without reserve.
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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 29th Nov, 2023
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An auction of classic, collector and performance motorcars to be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire.
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Tuesday 28th November 2023 from 12pm to 8pm
Wednesday 29th November 2023 from 9am
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